Category Archives: Hardware

The hardware category includes hinges, brackets, screws, nails and bolts, masonry anchors, door and window seals, door and gate bolts, door tracks and door trims, screw hooks and eyes, welded and non welded chain, rope and twine, pulleys house numbers, door knockers, interior and exterior latches, panic door equipment, hasps, padlocks, strap and tee hinges, door closers, window lifts and operators, window winders, wardrobe hardware, curtain and drapery rod hardware, self adhesive hooks, lid and drop leaf supports, household castors and wheels, and child safety equipment.

Types of Hinges

Range of hinges sold at Danahers Mitre10

Gate hinges are normally either tee hinges or ball bearing hinges. Most ball bearing hinges have 1 long leaf that is screwed to the gate. Ball bearing hinges also come in a style to suit metal framed gates with a wooden post or with a metal post.

Butt hinges in steel, galvanised steel, brass and stainless steel are generally used for swinging doors. Door hinges are mostly 90 and 100mm. Butt hinges are available in sizes from Cabinet hinges are normally concealed and semi concealed hinges. The concealed hinges are available in full overlay, half overlay or inset.

Danahers Timber and Hardware Mitre10 sells a large range of anchors

Danahers Timber and Hardware range of fasteners

Danahers Mitre10 sells a large range of Masonary anchors. This includes Masonbolts (below) anka plugs, betta drive anchors, chemical anchor studs, and capsules, chemical injection systems, metal pin anchors, drive pins, drop in anchors, frame anchors, hi load anchors, hollow wall anchors and DBZ metal pin anchors.

Danahers also sells Cabinet Screws, Chipboard Screws, Collated Self Drilling Screws, Drywall Screws, Fastdrive Collated Screws, Porous Material Screws, Screw Accessories, Self Drilling Screws, Self Tapping Screws, Stainless Steel Screws, Stitching Screws, Superchipboard Screws, Timber Screws, Type 17 Screws,

Villaboard Screws and Wood screws. Danahers range of nails includes Blued Cut Tacks, Bracket Nails, Brads, Bullet Head, Clouts, Concrete Nails, Connector Plate Nails, Corrugated Fasteners, Decking Nails, Deck Spikes, Escutcheon Pins, Fibre Cement Nails, Flat Head Nails, Hardboard Nails, Particle Board Nails, Plasterboard Nails, Roofing Nails, Soft Sheet Nails, Staples Underlay Nails and Wallboard Nails.

The best hook for hanging a picture

The Simplicity hanger

28/6 Perfect picture hook: using a Simplicity picture hook (brass nail which passes through a brass washer) is strong to use on a plaster wall to hangĀ a picture. Why I like is because you only see a neat pin coming through a brass washer, not the unsightly normal picture hook The hook works on the angle drive principle, thatas more force is applied the hook is pulled harder against the wall. The hooks are avilable in 8 amd 16kg capacity. I like to divide the weight by 2 to be safe. And when the picture is not hanging, all you see is the brass plate, with the pin of the hook in the middle.

Stopping the cold Drafts in winter

Draft seals stop breezes in winter:

Winter has come back with a vengeance, so time has come to ensure that all windows and door frames have draft seals to avoid mounting energy bills. Seals for doors and windows come in varying designs and colours and best of all, are generally very easy to use and very economical. The most common door/window frame seals are made of foam, although these seals are effective they do break down quite quickly over time, so it is always wiser to buy the rubber versions as they last a lot longer. Bottom door seals also need attention. Again draft seals come in various sizes to suit any size gaps and are also available in different colours.

Stainless steel balustrades

Stainless steel balustrades have become extremely popular in recent years.

Over the last ten years we have seen a major increase in the use of stainless steel balustrading in domestic applications like verandahs and porches. Stainless steel balustrading can be used as a practical border around verandahs and add value to a home. However, there have been a lot of changes in how balustrading is regulated by local council.

Changes include how far apart wire can be, how far apart posts can be and how high wires have to be from any platforms above ground. It is always best to follow the right regulations when installing as in some instances you cannot salvage items you have already used or worse still you could face legal proceedings if someone was to hurt themselves. As always err on the side of caution.

Plastic Wall Plugs

Plastic wall plugs, such as Ramset Star plugs for use in masonry applications have been around for a long time and for good reason: they work! Yet they can fail if simple instructions are not followed. Always use the right drill size suggested with the right screw, as this is a very common mistake that often leads to failure. However, to make things easier, all manufacturers colour code Wall Plugs to particular size drill bits to helping to eliminate possible mistakes.

Selecting Hinges:

Hinges always seem to be an afterthought when buying a door. There are many things to take into account when choosing the right hinge. Will they take the weight of the door? Will they need a bigger leaf to throw past a wide architrave or brickwork? Will they need to be a fixed pin if the door is to open out, reducing the risk of break-ins? Do I need stainless steel hinges if I fit them in a coastal area? Asking questions such as these should go a long way to helping you avoid any trouble when it comes to installing a door.